US Dollars, Human Rights & War

Mehrangize Kar US based human rights activist, lawyer & blogger discusses a hot issue: US 75 million dollar help to promote democracy in Iran. She does not believe that US dollars can be helpful for Iranian human rights activists. She says:

Not only the present government but also the judgment of the Iranian public opinion will prevent the activity of those human rights organizations that receive financial support from abroad. They would become suspect in the eyes of Iranians. The increasing number of destitute, the poor and victims of violence and other social ills in Iran will storm the offices of organizations that receive foreign funds to demand their share of these monies. It is even possible that conspiratorial elements within the government itself would instigate a group of such people to shut down and destroy foreign-funded human rights organizations. Given the Iranian Government’s past record of fabricating such scenarios, such an outcome appears quite possible.
In sum, it can be said that any political approach aimed at ameliorating the present conditions, if it does not correspond to the reality of the internal situation of Iran, is bound to backfire and destroy the limited advancements that have already been achieved in the area of human rights in Iran

On Webgardian blog same issue has been discussed by Iranian European and American bloggers or non bloggers.

The Spirit of Man, a Canada based blogger, talks about raising tension between US & Iran. Blogger reports:

An Iranian hardliner party which controls both the Islamic parliament and the government, named Abadgaran, has suggested that Iran should conduct a military exercise with Cuba, Venezuela and other anti-America countries in that region of the world to send a message to the United States of America.”

Hanif Mazroi (Persian), Iran based reformist journalist & blogger, says propaganda in Iranian TV reminds him Iran-Iraq war. Propaganda is about nuclear energy and oppressed population of Iraq! He says it seems that Iranian TV woke up and realised suddenly there is a war in Iraq!Blogger adds he does not know what is use of this all propaganda.


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